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IGT announces new technology service for slot machine content

Slot machine giant International Game Technology said this morning it was developing the IGT Cloud, an information technology service that would deliver gaming machine content to casinos through a network.

IGT announced the new product during an investor conference in New York City. According to IGT’s website, the IGT Cloud is a service rather than a product.

“Cloud computing continues to revolutionize the global software and IT industries, driving significant business value,” IGT Chief Technology Officer Chris Satchell said in a statement. “Over time, the new IGT Cloud initiative will allow the gaming industry to realize similar benefits in operations, customer experience and innovation.”

The company plans to launch IGT Cloud with several casinos in Europe and Latin America. IGT developed the technology with New York-based CA Technologies.

According to IGT, the network is the next step beyond server-based gaming technology in the delivery of casino games and systems.

The company said resources, software, and information would be provided to computers and other devices as a utility over a network. Land-based, mobile and online casinos could use the technology.

Contact reporter Howard Stutz at hstutz@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3871. Follow @howardstutz on Twitter.

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